Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.
Standing up and teaching is grueling, but grueling fun.
The Self is self-luminous without darkness and light, and is the reality which is self-manifest. Therefore, one should not think of it as this or as that. The very thought of thinking will end in bondage.
God has no resolve; no karma attaches itself to Him.
After so many years, I feel more American than anything else, but I’m also Romanian and whatever other oddities of temperament I picked up elsewhere, in Transylvania or France, for instance. These days, everybody is both an exile and a resident – they don’t call it the global village for nothing.
One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.
The little things, I can obey. But the big things – how we think, what we value – those you must choose yourself. You can’t let anyone – or any society – determine those for you.
The best way to meditate is through meditation itself.
Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness.
This is how you start to get respect: by offering something that you have.